Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Cuba (1950-2010)

A. Au, K. Zylich, D. Zeller

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Abstract

The reconstructed total catch for Cuba (within Cuba’s EEZ) was estimated to be over 2.75 million t for the period 1950 to 2010. This is around 18 percent higher than the 2.33 million t reported by FAO on behalf of Cuba (although FAO
data were adjusted to represent Cuban catches within the Cuban EEZ only). Reconstructed total catch including catch allocated to Caribbean waters outside the Cuban EEZ was estimated to be just over 3.15 million t, or 16% higher than
the total landings reported for FAO area 31 on behalf of Cuba. These data include all reported commercial landings, as well as estimates of unreported catches generated from the artisanal, industrial, subsistence, and recreational
sectors. Overall, catches within the EEZ peaked at over 76,700 t·year-1 in 1985 and have been declining ever since, with just under 28,500 t·year-1 in 2010. Present declines in marine catches are symptomatic of overexploitation and
are of particular concern, as the fishing industry is a primary source of revenue and protein for thousands of Cubans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part IV
EditorsK. Zylich, D. Zeller, M. Ang, D. Pauly
Place of PublicationVancouver (Canada)
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
Volume22:2
ISBN (Print)1198-6727
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFisheries Centre Research Reports
Name
Number2
Volume22

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Food and Agricultural Organization
fishing industry
subsistence
protein
water
marine fishery
overexploitation

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Au, A., Zylich, K., & Zeller, D. (2014). Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Cuba (1950-2010). In K. Zylich, D. Zeller, M. Ang, & D. Pauly (Eds.), Fisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part IV (Vol. 22:2, pp. 25-32). (Fisheries Centre Research Reports). Vancouver (Canada): University of British Columbia.
Au, A. ; Zylich, K. ; Zeller, D. / Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Cuba (1950-2010). Fisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part IV. editor / K. Zylich ; D. Zeller ; M. Ang ; D. Pauly. Vol. 22:2 Vancouver (Canada) : University of British Columbia, 2014. pp. 25-32 (Fisheries Centre Research Reports).
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Au, A, Zylich, K & Zeller, D 2014, Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Cuba (1950-2010). in K Zylich, D Zeller, M Ang & D Pauly (eds), Fisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part IV. vol. 22:2, Fisheries Centre Research Reports, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada), pp. 25-32.

Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Cuba (1950-2010). / Au, A.; Zylich, K.; Zeller, D.

Fisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part IV. ed. / K. Zylich; D. Zeller; M. Ang; D. Pauly. Vol. 22:2 Vancouver (Canada) : University of British Columbia, 2014. p. 25-32 (Fisheries Centre Research Reports).

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Au A, Zylich K, Zeller D. Reconstruction of total marine fisheries catches for Cuba (1950-2010). In Zylich K, Zeller D, Ang M, Pauly D, editors, Fisheries catch reconstructions: Islands, Part IV. Vol. 22:2. Vancouver (Canada): University of British Columbia. 2014. p. 25-32. (Fisheries Centre Research Reports).